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Robin Holloway-Works for Violin

January 28, 2014

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin Sonatina-Violin Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Amati 1629) Deptford Town Hall (Presented by Goldsmiths College) 29 1 15 Recording Courtesy of Colin Still-Optic Nerve World Premiere I have been fascinated by Robin Holloway’s ‘Sonata’ for solo violin, written from Ernst Kovacic, for years. Recently, I started talking with this wonderful composer about his […]

Grieg – Finnissy Piano Quintets (Robert Anderson Review-Music and Vision Daily) 25 1 14

January 26, 2014

 Fascinating Work Grieg and Finnissy for piano quintet – heard by ROBERT ANDERSON ‘… the whole disc is an unexpected serendipity.’   Grieg – Finnissy Piano Quintets. Roderick Chadwick, piano; Kreutzer Quartet. © 2013 Divine Art Ltd Familiar as I am with Grieg’s very expansive string quartet, I can only regret he did not persevere […]

Elgar-towards a British Violin school? (currently updating)

January 25, 2014

  In 1878, the Worcester Amateur Orchestral Society presented this beautiful, engraved, Tubbs bow to the young Edward Elgar. By itself, it is a supreme example of 19th Century British Violin Making at its zenith. In the context of what it led to, it is a powerful object. I have been fortunate to spend a […]

Dover various

January 20, 2014

DAD Link War and Peace Re Veil Le Link  

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811)

January 19, 2014

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811) (Original version) Peter Sheppard Skaerved -Director, Parnassus Ensemble London (recorded 1994) Franz Schubert-8 Ländler (1816) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Workshop Recording. Wapping 21 12 13 Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio […]

Reicha Quartets-From Where I sit

January 8, 2014

(in preparation_   THE REICHA QUARTETS FROM WHERE WE SIT (Booklet text from Reicha Quartets Volume 1) Toccata Classics by Peter Sheppard-Skærved   Mid-way through recording this first disc in the Kreutzer Quartet’s traversal of Anton Reicha’s quartets, Morgan Goff, our violist, said to me:   You know, we spend all of our time playing […]

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams

January 7, 2014

Judith Bingham-Shelley DreamsLive recording. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shorr. 

Welcome page-archive-end 2013

January 7, 2014

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin  Nashville TN 13th September 2013 […]

New Year. 2014

January 1, 2014

                              Mudstone veining. Pebble from the Black Cliff 5 1 14  

Quiet inspirations: an evening with Pepys & Matteis

December 26, 2013

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!)